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Comment: ... like Taylor Swift robs photographers ... (Score 2) 134 134

Apple Music wanted to rob artists like Taylor Swift robs photographers

To not pay artists during Apple Music’s free three-month trial period is exploitive, the singer-songwriter suggested, not to mention “shocking” and “disappointing.”

So forgive music photographer Jason Sheldon if he is unable to Shake It Off and is bothered by the hypocrisy of her stance. Editorial photographers assigned to shoot her shows must sign away rights to their photos, preventing them from being paid while giving Swift unlimited use of the pictures for publicity and promotion.


Comment: Re:great news (Score 1) 132 132

Missing? Don't know about that. My Mac mini came with Pages, Numbers, and Keynote. As did my iPad Air 2. With continuation and hand-off that's hard to beat (in my case). As for LibreOffice/OpenOffice I've always considered a major pain in the neck to use. But that might be very well just me. Most of the stuff I write I do on Emacs in org mode. Mac users who need LibreOffice know someone who can install it for them. Same story as for Windows.

Comment: Re:APPS? x86 *APPS* (Score 1) 82 82

In RISC OS (operating system running on an ARM processor, several decades ago) applications where stored in an Apps folder ... E.g. see: RISC OS had also drag & drop installation and several other nifty ideas, some which still live on. One can run a modern version on the Pi.

Comment: Re:History repeats itself... (Score 1) 82 82

This was in the late 80s when (slow) XTs where still very common. I recall running software like PSPICE and WordPerfect without much trouble. The processor emulated was a 80188 (not 80186 as I mentioned earlier), which was used in the XT line of PCs. So comparing it with an AT PC is a bit unfair. I do think it was quite an achievement to emulate a processor at close to the same speed in software.

Of course I had bought the Acorn Archimedes for its ARM processor; I did program in assembly back in the day, and loved the very simple but powerful instruction set. Anyway, thanks for the link. I am quite sure I read the original back in the day.

Comment: History repeats itself... (Score 4, Interesting) 82 82

The first ARM desktop computer, the Acorn Archimedes, got quite early on a PC emulator which, if I recall correctly, emulated a 80186. The ARM 2 processor, running at 8 MHz could emulate this processor at close to 5-6 MHz (again, if I recall correctly).

Comment: Re:20 Years (Score 1) 382 382

Apparently, iOS 8+ crashes slightly more often than Lollipop, having a 2.2% crash rate compared to Android 5’s 2.0% rate. iOS 8 also loses when compared to the previous release (iOS 7 had a 1.9% crash rate), while Lollipop beats bot KitKat and Ice Cream Sandwich, each having 2.6% crash rates.

and ...

iOS 8+ is installed on 72% of existing iOS devices, with Lollipop only accounting for 1.6%

Or: the majority of devices running Android crash more often then the majority of devices running iOS.

I'm all for computer dating, but I wouldn't want one to marry my sister.